PKR leader held for ‘threatening’ teacher
PKR Puchong division chief S Murali was picked up by the police yesterday and is being investigated for criminal intimidation.
Contacted this morning, Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar confirmed the arrest.
“He was arrested in connection with a criminal intimidation case. He had allegedly scolded a teacher at the school located in USJ8 last month,” he said.
The police chief also stressed that it was a “normal case and had nothing to do with politics”.
Murali, whose remand ends tomorrow, also had several police reports lodged against him in the past for alleged criminal intimidation.
Zainal said that the police were also investigating those cases.
Meanwhile, PKR vice-president N Surendran told FMT that at the moment, the party would not hold an internal inquiry into the matter.
“We are aware of his arrest but as far as we are concerned, Murali is just being investigated. We don’t know if there is any substance to the complaint.
“But if the teacher files a complaint with PKR, then the disciplinary committee will investigate the matter,” he said.